So I hear my “blog fans” (when did I get important enough to get a fan?) are “clamoring for a recovery update”. Fans or not; it’s nice to know i have at least a few friends who care. Healing is a boring process at this point; but; it’s been more than a week since I last posted anything.
I went back to the MD yesterday; and he did x-rays again. The bone is no longer visibly cracked into two pieces anymore…now it looks like a stress fracture would (only with the extra hardware in tact…it was my wife’s first time seeing the hardware; she could not believe how big the screws actually are.) but the fracture is very very slight now. I have to get the MD to actually show it to me even though I know where it was broken.
I’m still out of work for a long time. I think he was lying to me about 6 weeks. I have a feeling it will be closer to 8. Really hoping that my feeling is wrong however. At any rate… I still have my crutches for at least a little more than two weeks; but I’m beginning to wean off of them. This week I will use both crutches but put weight on my leg. Next week; the doc wants me to ditch one crutch and use the other as more less like a cane. I think I’m going to borrow an actual cane for that though. I feel foolish enough walking with two crutches (legitimately walking; not doing “the crutch walk”) much less walking with a cane/crutch. I’ll just go with a cane. I don’t see the harm. After that; I’ll return to the doc on the 17th of December; and he said he plans to get me in physical therapy for a few weeks then I should finally be able to get back to work.
I guess this means I will have to miss the Run for Victory half next weekend. damn. Was looking forward to it too.
On the other side of the coin; I have started to rediscover the things that I did before I ran. Like model trains at Christmas time; video games; keeping up with the newest music & movies. I did not however realize how much time I actually used to spend running and working.
At any rate. Life is dull. Healing is boring. And I’m becoming a couch potato. However; I have big hopes that in two weeks; after I start PT; maybe I can get in some kind of shape again; and get back to working and life as normal.